Therapeutic Riding is movement oriented and does not emphasize riding skills; instead the goals are geared towards independence in life skills. With up to 100 balance accommodations to the rider’s body for every minute a participant is on a horse, the physical benefits are profound. In addition the rider receives multi-sensory input including a swing in the pelvis that is similar to walking. This movement translates into improvements to balance, strength, coordination, postural symmetry, lymphatic system performance, and digestion; resulting in increased independence with daily functional activities such as walking, dressing and communication.
Alatheia Riding Center currently offers therapeutic and adaptive riding, and is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH, International).